How We Achieved an 826 Credit Score and Financial Freedom with One Income

How We Achieved an 826 Credit Score and Financial Freedom with One Income
In today’s world, financial freedom can seem like an unattainable dream. But I’m here to tell you it’s not only possible but achievable, even on a single income

My husband and I are living proof of this, having reached an impressive 826 credit score after paying down debt—all after I left my government job. 

Here's how we did it, and how you can too.

(pssst...I've even taught my kids this system)

The journey wasn’t easy, but it was transformative. When I decided to quit my government job to pursue my passion, we knew it would be challenging to manage our finances on one income. 

That’s when we utilized the system I had been perfecting for years and it changed our lives.

First, we created our Budget Blueprint, that fit our needs... This essential step helped us set realistic financial goals and understand where every dollar was going. 

By prioritizing our spending and cutting unnecessary expenses, we managed to save more than we ever thought possible.

Next, we tackled debt head-on with effective debt management strategies. 

Using the Snowball Method and some other tools, we focused on paying off our smallest debts first, which kept us motivated and built momentum.
This approach, combined with disciplined budgeting, allowed us to eliminate our debt faster than we imagined.

Understanding basic investment principles was another game-changer. Even with limited funds, we began investing in low-risk options that gradually grew our wealth. 

This step was crucial in building a safety net and planning for the future.  It really catapulted us to the next level too!

Most importantly, we embraced a wealth mindset. 

We stayed committed to our financial goals, reminding ourselves daily that financial freedom was within reach. This positive mindset kept us disciplined and focused, even when times were tough.

Now, I AM EXCITED to share our system through my course:

Empowerpreneur's Guide to Financial Mastery: Unleashing Limitless Success Through Streamlined Budgeting and Wealth Building

This comprehensive course offers all the tools and strategies we used to transform our financial situation, from budgeting and debt management to investment basics and achieving financial freedom.  

This system even allowed us three wonderful years living in Florida while keeping our home base in Iowa!  

If you’re ready to take control of your finances and live a life of abundance, this course is for you. 

Join us on this journey and unlock your financial potential today.  See you there!

How to Conquer Overwhelm and Reclaim Your Entrepreneurial Joy

Hey there, Empowerpreneurs!

Let’s talk about a beast we all face: OVERWHELM

Yes, that nasty feeling of drowning in a sea of tasks, deadlines, and endless to-dos. But seriously! You've got this! We’re here to transform that chaos into clarity, and have a little fun while we’re at it.

Step 1: Brain Dump Extravaganza 🎉

Grab your favorite notebook or open a fresh digital document and let’s get dumping! Pour out every task, idea, and responsibility swirling in your mind. This isn’t about organization yet; it’s about freeing your mind of all of the things. Feel the weight lift as you transfer your mental clutter onto the page. 🎈And hey, if some feelings come out on the page too, let it rip!  

Step 2: The Magical Prioritization Wand ✨

Now that you’ve got everything out, it’s time to wield your magical prioritization wand. Look at your list and ask, “What truly matters?” Highlight tasks that align with your goals and will have the biggest impact. Be ruthless. Focus on what propels you forward, not what keeps you busy.  Just because it hits the list does it mean that it really has a place there.

Step 3: Create Your Power Hour ⚡

Overwhelm often comes from trying to do everything at once. Instead, carve out a “Power Hour” each day dedicated to tackling your top priorities. Set a timer, eliminate distractions, and dive in. This focused time will make a world of difference. Pssst.. and you may even realize it doesn't even take an hour once you get started!

Step 4: Delegate Like a Boss 🤝

Remember, you don’t have to do it all. Identify tasks that can be delegated. Whether it’s hiring a virtual assistant, collaborating with team members, or even asking family for support, sharing the load is key. Delegation is not a sign of weakness but a superpower of smart entrepreneurs. It really is a tool.. and one to utilize any time it's needed.

Step 5: Celebrate Small Wins 🥳

Don’t wait until everything is perfect to celebrate. Every small step forward is a victory. Finished your Power Hour? Celebrate with a dance break, a treat, or a few minutes of something you love. Joy fuels productivity and keeps overwhelm at bay. Don't forget to come into the Empowerpreneur group and share!  We want to celebrate with you!

In conclusion ~  You’ve Got This! You really do!

Overwhelm is a common foe, but with these fun and actionable steps, you can conquer it. Remember, it’s all about taking control, one small, joyful step at a time. Embrace the journey, stay focused on what matters, and celebrate every win. You’re not just an entrepreneur—you’re an Empowerpreneur, and you’ve got this!

Here’s to turning chaos into clarity and overwhelm into opportunity. Let’s make it happen, together!

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Stay Limitless, 


The Invincible Family Project

I had the extreme pleasure and honor to be a part of a book collaboration that showcased twenty seven beautiful women that shared their stories of pain, triumph and willingness to overcome some pretty difficult times!  Only to rise and be better because of it!

You see, I believe we are put here for exactly that!  To experience.. to FEEL... then to heal and to share so others can see not only possibility, but also soo it can be done in a much shorter time!!!

We are brought here to love.. and to help others... through it all!  

Life was never promised to be perfect... but it sure is beautiful.  Especially when we can live that life of purpose and service to others.

You can read all about it in our book that I'm sharing with you here... 

Sit back and enjoy chapter after chapter of getting to walk in someone else's shoes.. and see them rise in the end!! 


We are on a mission to make the family bulletproof.

It’s time for regular, every day families, to change the status quo. It’s time for us to take back our power and change our collective futures.

In this book you’ll find the true and inspirational stories of twenty-seven women who chose to take a chance and believe that there could be more to life than what they were living.

These twenty-seven women hail from the United States, Canada, South Africa, and Australia. They represent every profession you can imagine from homeschooling moms, to doctors, nurses, coaches, CEO’s, PHD holders and more… But most importantly, they represent hope.

If you’re tired of living life on repeat, tired of feeling enslaved to corporate America, tired of wondering if this is as good as life is ever going to get, then get ready.

The stories in this book are going to show you that anything is possible and we’ve got the blueprint to prove it. 

Buy Your Copy HERE

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Solopreneur Smackdown: Taming Those Inner Gremlins (with a Dose of Tough Love)

Turn Your Inner Critic into Your Biggest Fan

Alright, empowerpreneur superstar!  Let's talk some shop... just for a sec  

You're crushing it most days, but admit it – sometimes those pesky self-sabotaging thoughts creep in and try to hijack your mojo.  Totally feel you on that! We sure can learn a valuable lesson about letting go and trusting our instincts.

Here's the thing: we ALL have those inner gremlins.  

Procrastination Pete whispers sweet nothings about "just five more minutes" online before tackling that project.  (uh huh.. just 5 minutes)

Fearful Fran conjures nightmarish visions of financial ruin if you take that leap of faith.  

And don't even get me started on Perfection Penny – her relentless pursuit of flawlessness would make Michelangelo weep.

But here's the good news, my friend:  you're the boss.  

These gremlins are just loud passengers on your business journey.  It's time to take back the wheel and show them who's in charge.

First, acknowledge the gremlins.  Denial is their best friend.  Recognize when Pete's whispers are turning into a procrastination roar, or when Fran's anxieties are morphing into full-blown panic attacks.  Awareness is half the battle.

Second, fight fire with fire.  Pete loves distraction?  Set a timer and reward yourself for focused work sprints.  Fran thrives on fear?  Research, plan, and take calculated risks, reminding yourself that even the most successful entrepreneurs faced their fears.  Penny wants everything perfect?  Celebrate "good enough" milestones and remember, progress, not perfection, is the game.

Finally, be your own cheerleader.  Inner Critic Ike likes to throw shade?  Drown him out with affirmations!  "I am capable," "I am worthy," and "I am a freaking rockstar entrepreneur!"  Repeat after me!

Remember, you are a ROCKSTAR.  With a little self-awareness and these tips, you can transform those self-sabotaging stowaways into cheering squad members.  

Now go forth and conquer your business goals with the fierce confidence of a… well, YOU!  (Maybe skip the lion tamer act, though. Safety first!)

You've got this!!!

xo ~ Danelle

Balancing Act: How to Set Boundaries for a Fulfilling Work and Personal Life

"Setting boundaries is an act of self-care. It's about creating the space you need to thrive both personally and professionally."

Balancing Act: How to Set Boundaries for a Fulfilling Work and Personal Life

In the fast-paced world of empowerpreneurship, where passionate individuals are driven by their mission to make a significant impact, the lines between work and personal life often blur. Achieving a healthy work-life balance might seem like a daunting task, especially when you're feeling overwhelmed and lack a clear strategic vision. However, setting boundaries is essential not just for your well-being, but also for the long-term success of your venture.

The Cornerstone of Empowerpreneurship

At the heart of empowerpreneurship is the capacity to propel yourself forward with purpose and passion. This, however, demands a level of clarity that can only be achieved by understanding the importance of setting boundaries. Boundaries are the lines that protect your energy, time, and personal well-being from the inevitable chaos of starting and running a business.

Setting Boundaries and Achieving Work-Life Balance👊

  1. Define Your Non-Negotiables: Begin by identifying the aspects of your personal life that are non-negotiable. Whether it’s family time, exercise, or a hobby that keeps you grounded, recognizing these elements is the first step in safeguarding your well-being.
  2. Communicate Clearly: Once you've set your boundaries, it’s imperative to communicate them clearly to clients, employees, and even family members. Clear communication prevents misunderstandings and establishes respect for your personal time and space.
  3. Learn to Say No: Empowerpreneurs often fall into the trap of overcommitment. Saying no is not only crucial for maintaining your boundaries but also for ensuring you’re dedicating your energy to the right tasks. 
  4. Make Time for Self-Care Self-care is not selfish; it's necessary. Incorporate activities that rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul into your routine. Whether it's exercising, meditating, reading, or simply taking a walk, prioritize your well-being. Remember, you cannot pour from an empty cup.
  5. Reflect and Adjust: Finally, regularly reflect on the effectiveness of your boundaries. Are they serving your needs? Adjust them as necessary to align with your evolving priorities and goals.
Setting boundaries is not about limiting your potential; it’s about ensuring a sustainable and fulfilling path to success. By incorporating these strategies, you’re not just surviving the balancing act — you’re thriving, equipped with clarity and purpose. Prioritize it, and watch as the rest falls into place, allowing you to excel in both your professional and personal life.

xo~ Danelle

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